Breakfast in Beijing’s Hutongs
Explore the ancient hutong alleyways by both tuk-tuk and on foot to gain a different
perspective of Beijing’s breakfast scene. Sample popular dishes and
scrumptious street food in eateries only known by the locals.
WHY THIS TOUR?
The hutong alleys are the best place to see and feel Beijing’s authentic culture and these narrow lanes also hide many culinary treasures. To gain a different perspective of the capital’s food and in particular its breakfast scene, head to these historic hutongs which have long been at the heart of the capital’s distinctive local culture.
Situated in the older part of the city, this labyrinth of narrow lanes dates back over 300 years. They are draped in history, offering an insight into the Beijing of old. While many residents have called this area home for generations, it is also sprinkled with signs of contemporary life – with trendy bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques lining the pedestrianised streets.
09:00 - 12:00
Together with your knowledgeable guide, explore the hutongs by tuk-tuk and on foot to find secret eateries that only the locals know about. Starting your day with a good breakfast is essential when travelling in Beijing and the hutong alleys are home to many of Beijing’s hidden delicacies.
With at least seven different stops, you’ll get a broad taste of Beijing’s breakfast – from super-traditional to the trendy coffee house scene. Discover the variety of morning staples such as sweet Beijing yogurt and mung bean soup. Visit a local market where you can sample popular street foods such as steamed buns called baozi and Halal beef soup. Try Chinese doughnuts and soybean milk in a tiny shophouse that sells out daily. End the morning in a local coffee shop overlooking iconic hutong-tiled rooftops and revel in one of the most historic areas of the capital.
At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to the hotel.